November 12, 2021

Various Artists - Exit Wounds: The Album (2001)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B
Style: Gangsta Rap, Pop Rap
Label Number: 7243 8 10192 2 1

© 2001 Virgin/Warner Bros. Records
The Exit Wounds soundtrack may bounce around from smooth urban sounds to buck-wild Dirty South to hardcore East Coast rap, but no matter the style, it maintains a stunning level of exceptional quality. In fact, it's difficult to narrow down the best moments since there are so many. On the one hand, several of the gritty East Coast moments here -- DMX's "No Sunshine," Drag-On's "Off da Chain Daddy," Lady Luck's "Hey Ladies," in particular -- could garner substantial radio play. Similarly, the three Dirty South moments featured -- Trick Daddy and Trina's "We Got," Three 6 Mafia's "They Don't Fuck Wit U," Cash Money Millionaires' "Steady Grinding" -- all stand as impressive songs driven by excellent production and a decadent air. And if that isn't enough to make this a notable soundtrack, the three sultry urban soul moments -- Ideal's "It's on Me," Playa's "Incense Burning," Timbaland's "Hell Yeah (Remix)" -- challenge the rap songs for the status of being album highlights. In sum, this album is filled to brim with amazing songs. Granted, a few songs such as Black Child and Ja Rule's "State to State" could be skipped over. For the most part, though, Exit Wounds illustrates exactly how great soundtracks occasionally can be; not only does it have an ensemble of amazing songs, but it also offers a variety of styles -- hardcore East Coast rap, Dirty South, naughty urban soul -- that should appeal to a number of audiences.

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